Metal-forming simulations are used to develop unique processing techniques by eliminating the high number of laboratory tests required in such research, but they are also used extensively for the predictive detection of possible material failures, forging force detection, proper die design and topology optimization in the industry.
Of all hardfacing applications, tool-and-die repairs are one of the most metallurgically challenging. What makes it so challenging is the metallurgy of the base materials and their compatibility with the hardfacing products, as well as the post-weld heat treatments required.
Additive-manufacturing (AM) technologies have drawn a lot of attention and investment from the manufacturing community in recent years. This article presents an overview of AM processes, including their economic and operational advantages and constraints.
Marcus Young, assistant professor and associate department chair of the undergraduate program in materials science and engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT), and his team investigated a new class of materials known as high-entropy alloys (HEAs) to coat die heads.
Developing new products is difficult enough, whether it is a new invention from the proverbial drawing board or a modification of an existing product. One of the key issues facing corporations today is how to protect developments for new machines, products, forging processes, etc.
Acting on promises made during the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump announced in April two far-reaching trade investigations on the potential national-security impacts of imported steel and aluminum.
The 4.5-inch diamond grinding wheel’s innovative, three-dimensional contour with topside abrasive coating and thin profile edge allows for cutting, back cutting, gully cutting and bead finishing with one wheel.